Canadian Air Force
of Wilfrid Lawrence MacTavish and Edith Jane MacTavish, of Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada. Died
on 18-Mar-1944 at the age of 24 while based at Ayr, Scotland, training
following entry is from 439's War Operations Record Book (Form 540): About 7 minutes
after setting course, while flying at 3, 300 feet between 2 layers of
clouds, F/O R.M. MacTavish's aircraft was seen nosing over and heading
straight down. No word was heard from "Mac", and it was
believed that he crashed, but we are hoping against hope that he is
R.M. MacTavish's body was found the next
day. His Hurricane LO 564 crashed near Loch Docr.
entry is from The
Canadian Virtual War Memorial website courtesy
of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
R.M. MacTavish (J/22385) is buried at AYR CEMETERY, United Kingdom,
Grave Reference: Sec. R. 1931. Div. Grave 2721.